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SOF to Sponsor Summer Seminar in Ashland this August

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Following the success of the 2015 Authorship Conference, the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship will for the first time sponsor a summer seminar in authorship studies at the Hannon Library in Ashland, Oregon from August 1-5, 2016. The seminar is designed to ...

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Oxfordians rebut Shapiro’s “Year of Lear”

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Contested Year, a response by anti-Stratfordians to James Shapiro’s The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606, is now available for pre-order on Amazon and will be released as a Kindle e-book on February 9, 2016. Shapiro’s book claims that Shakespeare ...

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2016 Annual Conference to be Held in the Boston Area

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The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship announces the 2016 Annual Conference, to be held from Thursday, November 3 to Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Boston Marriott Newton, located at 2345 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA 02466. Considering that our favorite authorship candidate ...

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Margrethe Jolly: Memorial Reconstruction, Juliet, and the Grafter

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Margrethe (“Eddi”) Jolly, PhD’s presentation, ‘Juliet and the Grafter’ given at the SOF conference in Ashland, Oregon in September 2015 is now available on the SOF YouTube Channel. As Dr. Jolly described her presentation: ‘Juliet and the Grafter’ reports on ...

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Heward Wilkinson: How I Became an Oxfordian

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I was born at the end of the European War in 1945, into an English literary family with connections to the Bloomsbury Set. I studied English at school, early aware of Shakespeare; I reached him by way of Middleton Murry’s ...

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Elke Brackmann: How I Became an Oxfordian

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Obediently and happily I followed the pattern of understanding the Bard’s life at my University of Innsbruck in the seventies. Absorbing everything that led to a more profound understanding of his works, I was mildly disappointed to learn all about ...

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William Ray: How I Became an Oxfordian

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In the October 1991 issue of The Atlantic was an exchange between Tom Bethell and Irvin Matus about the author of the Shakespeare works. I read those pages with interest. Neither was a scholar. Strangely, there were no professors engaged ...

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Ros Barber: “The Value of Uncertainty”

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Ros Barber, Ph.D.’s presentation at the 2015 SOF conference in Ashland, “The Value of Uncertainty,” is now accessible on the SOF YouTube Channel. Barber stated of her presentation: Stratfordians are certain that William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the works attributed ...

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Julie Bianchi: How I Became an Oxfordian

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When I was a teenager growing up in Northern California at the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, Shakespeare was Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey in velvet clothing stroking each other and panting poetic dialogue in amber-tinged moonlight. The author ...

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John Varady: How I Became an Oxfordian

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Soon after reading Julius Caesar in Junior High school I became a ‘Bardolator.’ Later, while taking Latin, I immersed myself in the history of late Republican Rome. Shakespeare’s knowledge of the period amazed me, especially when I learned how little ...

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